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Advanced Stabilization in After Effects CC

It’s getting more and more common to see filmmakers using gimbals, sliders, and whatnot to stabilize the movement of their camera while shooting. These systems have become more advanced with every new iteration, but sometimes you just don’t have a stabilizer at your disposal, or you simply

How to Get the Perfect Color and Skin Tones in Your Videos

Getting your color and exposure right can be really challenging, especially if you are tight for time. Mixed light sources, changing color temperatures, the hundreds of permutation of camera settings and picture profiles that are now available and the inbuilt ‘color-science’ of your chosen camera all add

5 Tips to Export Faster in Premiere Pro CC

After the shooting, after the debates with the clients to get the edit ready, after the credits, the graphics, the color correction, and the sound mixing, after everything else, comes that moment, when everything is ready and you have to render your video. We all know the

Dope 4th Axis Stabilizer for DJI Osmo Pocket

The Osmo Pocket, like its bigger Osmo brothers and many other gimbals, offers excellent 3-axis stabilisation. One axis that isn’t stabilised is the up-and-down or Z-axis and this can result in footage with a noticeable bounce when walking. Adding a Z-axis, a spring-based system can smooth this

Sony a7 III Internal vs External S-Log Recording Differences

The Sony a7III is a fantastic mirrorless camera with excellent internal recording options. Pair it with an external recorder like the Atomos Ninja V and it becomes even more powerful… but not only that. During testing of the Sony a7III, Gerald Undone noticed some differences between internal

Shooting Slog 2 vs CINE4 on the Sony A7III

Log files are known to offer more flexibility in post-production as the use of a logarithmic compression allows camera makers to squeeze more information inside the same bitrate. These also provide major recovery in the highlights giving you overall a superior dynamic range. But all of this,

Best Export Settings in After Effects CC

Most of the works we do nowadays require a minimum of compositing or visual effects. No doubt the most common software for this kind of job is After Effects. Graphics, animations, it’s a tool good for many tasks, and although the integration between elements of the Adobe